Amy and I went to dinner last night at the P and G Speakeasy Cafe, a great good place in Duvall, where everything is "handmade, homemade and never boring." We enjoyed a simple, tasty and inexpensive meal of spaghetti and meatballs, with caesar salad and garlic bread, accompanied by their last bottle of Montevina 2001 Amador County Zinfandel. We also enjoyed the music, headlined by Casey Garland, who played a collection of engaging original compositions inspired by his years as a river guide as well as a number of cover songs from the 60s and 70s. Jason Knight did a great job accompanying Casey (and others) on electric guitar, blending subtle background riffs as well as taking occasional leads throughout the evening. James Hurley and Steve Borquez also made cameo appearances during Casey's break.
James and Steve will be back tonight, along with a number of other musicians, to celebrate the release of the "Live at the P&G Speakeasy Cafe, Volume 1" CD. The doors open at 6, the music will start around 7, and the cafe is not huge, so we are planning to go early.